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HK response to hostage-taking report

09-21-2010 14:06 BJT Special Report:HK Tourists Held Hostage in Manila |

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The Hong Kong SAR Government has issued a five-point statement as a response to the report.

The statement says the Philippine investigators have not been evasive in confronting the critical questions and have given a detailed account of the incident. It says the report contains severe criticisms of the key responsible officials for their lapses of judgment and the way they handled the matter. As the final conclusion has yet to be drawn, the Hong Kong government expects the Philippine authorities to step up their efforts to complete the work as soon as possible.

Upon receiving relevant information and the independent investigation report, the Coroners's Court of Hong Kong will decide whether to hold a hearing. The Hong Kong authorities hope the Philippines will continue with their efforts to deal with the aftermath in a fair manner, to call for justice.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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